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August, 2010
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Reel Time
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
New Time
 For Reel Time in the Summer Time
This summer Reel Time moves to Thursday from 2-4pm.
8/12 -Date Night (PG-13)
8/19 -Furry Vengence (PG)
8/26 - Back-up Plan (PG-13)
Film Movement
For My Father
For My Father  
Tarek, a Palestinian forced on a suicide mission in Tel Aviv to redeem his father's honor, is given a second chance when the fuse on his explosive vest fails to detonate.
(Not recommended for under 17) For more information.
Thurs, Aug 19, 6:00pm
Elementary, Watson
Sherlock Holmes
Author, Steve Leadley will be discussing his booK Sherlock Holmes, The Circle of Blood.
 Wed. , Aug 4, 6:30pm
Beach Volleyball - Bay-Atlantic Style 
Bay-Atlantic Symphony Concert, August 28, 7:00pm
Symphony Bay The Sea
The Bay-Atlantic Symphony is back with the last concert of Symphony By The Sea, 2010. The August 28th program, titled Rescues, Royals, and Renegades, is an all Beethoven concert. The program includes Leonore Overture No. 3, Symphony No. 2, and the Piano Concerto No. 5 (Emperor) featuring pianist Enrico Elisi. Tickets become available for Avalon property owners starting July 28, and for the general public August 12.  Want to see the Bay-Atlantic Symphony's beach volleyball team in action?
Concert Prep 
Pre-concert lecture with Paul Somers
Paul Somers 
Enrich your experience at the August 28th concert. Amaze your friends! Confound your family with your  knowledge of Beethoven! Attend Paul Somer's lecture Layers of Beethoven: How his Style Developed and Why.
Wednesday, August 25, 7:00pm
Think Twice  
Lisa Scottoline returns to Avalon on August 18
Lisa ScottolineLisa Scottoline is a New York Times best-selling author of legal thrillers set in Philadelphia that feature gutsy and resilient female characters. She first visited Avalon in 2006. We though it was time to catch up with her and find out how things were going.
Wednesday, August 18, 7:00pm 
Avalon Transformed into the Copacabana
The Gina Roché Brazilian Jazz Quintet
Gina Roche
Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Gina Roché is back with her jazz quintet riffing to the  Brazilian beat.
Tuesday, August 24, 7:00pm
Habits & Habitats
Butterflies - Habits and HabitatsButterflies, Habits and Habitats is a wonderful slide show presentation of Eastern butterflies by naturalist and Vermonter Jerry Schneider, inventor of the award winning Butterfly Game. You will learn interesting characteristics of butterflies, places to locate them, life cycle and plant/butterfly relationships. The instructor will also discuss Monarch Migration, with photos of the mountains and the people of Mexico.  Bring your own tea shirt for optional craft.
Registration required.  August 5, Thursday, 7:00pm.

Tony or Oscar in Your Future? 
Acting Classes with Mark Lang and Alison Murphy
Acting ClassIt may not be the Actors Workshop but it could be a step in that direction. This introductory class for teens and adults with an interest in acting and theater at all levels of experience. The instructors are New York-based professional actors in teaching and directing. For more information on the class and instructors. Class size limited, registration required.
Tuesdays, 6:00 - 7:30pm, August 3. 10 & 17
Wheel to the Past 
James Kirschke
Villanova professor and author Dr. James Kirschke will discuss his upcoming memoir, tentatively entitled Wheel to the Past, focusing mainly on the three earliest chapters: "Entrance", "South Philadelphia Boyhood", and "Exploring: College Years".   Wednesday, Aug 11, 7:00pm
Staff Net Picks

U.S. News and World Report: Best Hospitals - Ranks hospitals in 16 specializations on reputation, death rate, patient safety, and care-related factors, factoring in hard data on procedure volume, the balance of nurses and patients, technology, etc.

The New Financial Regulation Law and Your Money -  A good explanation of what's in the bill and how it affects and protects you.

Picasso: Peace and Freedom - A visit to this exhibition from the Tate Liverpool, showcasing Picasso's pacifist side, will be inspirational. Picasso's "Dove of Peace" is featured throughout the website, and several versions of the bird are on display in room 3 of the show, including Hands Entwined III; Dove with Olive Branch, 1961; Dove of Peace (Dove of l'Humanite), 1950; and White Dove on Black Background, 1947. There is also a set of downloadable mp3 audio files discussing the in the room. The audio files "Dove" details how Picasso's dove came to represent the peace movement, there is even a quote from Picasso himself, in which he says that he doesn't understand how the dove became a peace symbol, since it is an exceedingly cruel bird. Picasso created many versions of the dove, beginning in 1945, and up until his death in 1973.

Unemployment Lifeline The AFL-CIO provides this "one-stop guide that links workers to the resources in their area: from unemployment offices to veterans' services to child care". Enter your zipcode and the kind of services you need - food, housing, legal, veteran services, etc. - and you'll get contact information and links to nearby agencies that can help. 
The Old Farmer's Almanac - While I wouldn't rely too much on its long-range weather forecasts, the almanac continues to be a favorite source for info on weather history and patterns, gardening, fishing and birding, and more.
100 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids This Summer - Summer is petering out and school is getting closer, but there's still time to get in some trips. This site points you to places that will appeal to your kids' curiosity - science museums, living history towns, the Crayola factory, LegoLand, National Center for the History of Electronic Games, the San Diego Model Railroad Museum, the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, and many others places you may not have known existed. And, Geek Dad points out, don't forget your local library.
Summer Recipes - From the Grill - From Food Network